Star Wars - Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace

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Star Wars - Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace
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Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
136 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
117 minutes
Synopsis:
Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi bicker like an old married couple as they try to figure out what exactly is happening to the Naboobians. Nute Gunray attempts to keep track of how many things come in twos. Ric Olie observes a great deal. And much more!
Intention:
To make one of the most ridiculous movies ever even more ridiculous.
Special Thanks:
Ric Olie, for his inspirational work in The Phantom Menace.

Also, see the end credits of the movie.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Look Over There Featuring Ric Olie
- You Catch On Pretty Quick Featuring Ric Olie
- Semi-Entertaining Chapter Titles
Editing Details:
TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9.0
DVD created with Sony DVD Architect Studio 4.5
Cuts and Additions:
- MORE RIC OLIE!!!
- New voices for C3PO and TC-14!!!
- Newly created subtitles for Jar-Jar, Boss Nass, R2D2, and more!!!
- Music by Boston, Meco, Weird Al, The Cranberries, Rebecca Black, Bad Lip Reading, The Futureheads, Katrina and the Waves, Bill Murray, The Village People, and more!!!
- Appearances by the voices of James Earl Jones, Peter Graves, General Zod, and more!!!
- Catchphrases you won’t be able to stop using, from the likes of Nute Gunray, Anakin Skywalker, RIC OLIE, and more!!!
- EVEN MORE RIC OLIE!!!
- A better use for midichlorians!!!
- A new winner in the podrace!!!
- Shocking revelations, including the new father of Anakin Skywalker!!!
- More rude and incompetent characters than you can shake a lightsaber at!!!
- Internet memes by the starcruiser-full!!!
- DID I MENTION MORE RIC OLIE?!?!?!!!!!1!111!!!
- A new crawl featuring absolutely zero exposition!!!
- The first ever use of a Garmin in a Star Wars movie!!!
- AND SO VERY, VERY MUCH MORE!!!
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Faneditor Name:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1999
Original Running Time:
136 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
117 minutes
Synopsis:
Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi bicker like an old married couple as they try to figure out what exactly is happening to the Naboobians. Nute Gunray attempts to keep track of how many things come in twos. Ric Olie observes a great deal. And much more!
Intention:
To make one of the most ridiculous movies ever even more ridiculous.
Special Thanks:
Ric Olie, for his inspirational work in The Phantom Menace.

Also, see the end credits of the movie.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Look Over There Featuring Ric Olie
- You Catch On Pretty Quick Featuring Ric Olie
- Semi-Entertaining Chapter Titles
Editing Details:
TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9.0
DVD created with Sony DVD Architect Studio 4.5
Cuts and Additions:
- MORE RIC OLIE!!!
- New voices for C3PO and TC-14!!!
- Newly created subtitles for Jar-Jar, Boss Nass, R2D2, and more!!!
- Music by Boston, Meco, Weird Al, The Cranberries, Rebecca Black, Bad Lip Reading, The Futureheads, Katrina and the Waves, Bill Murray, The Village People, and more!!!
- Appearances by the voices of James Earl Jones, Peter Graves, General Zod, and more!!!
- Catchphrases you won’t be able to stop using, from the likes of Nute Gunray, Anakin Skywalker, RIC OLIE, and more!!!
- EVEN MORE RIC OLIE!!!
- A better use for midichlorians!!!
- A new winner in the podrace!!!
- Shocking revelations, including the new father of Anakin Skywalker!!!
- More rude and incompetent characters than you can shake a lightsaber at!!!
- Internet memes by the starcruiser-full!!!
- DID I MENTION MORE RIC OLIE?!?!?!!!!!1!111!!!
- A new crawl featuring absolutely zero exposition!!!
- The first ever use of a Garmin in a Star Wars movie!!!
- AND SO VERY, VERY MUCH MORE!!!
Cover art by Hebrides (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Bloody hilarious. Editing isn't seamless, but nor would you expect it to be. Many things throughout are a testament to Frinks skill as an editor, even if the audio makes you question it. Bottom line is: this is very, very funny.

Favourite moments: Qui-gon trolling people with the comm,and Obi-Wan misjudging the jump during the Maul battle. Priceless. Oh, and replacing "force" with "wookies"? Love it.

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I recently realized that I had never left a proper review for this edit, even after seeing the footage so many times when Frink put out the edit originally. This was definitely something I needed to remedy, and I finally had some time this evening to give it another spin. After 5 years, I was curious to see how the gags would hold up. Nothing to fear there! Not only did they hold up, but this edit aged like fine wine. Well, maybe some halfway decent boxed wine. I forgot how many great gags were in this and I laughed out loud (loudly) at several points during the film. Some of the jokes are dated to pop-culture of 2011, but that somehow made them even more amusing (2016 could have used a lot more nyan cat).

Some of the audio editing is rough in spots, and while that is usually distracting or a deal breaker, it adds to the charm here. Some of the jokes will go over the viewers head, and others may overstay there welcome, but so many are ROFL-worthy.

I've really grown to loathe the prequels over the years. This is now the only way I intend on watching them moving forward. Thanks Frink!

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Frink has done a terrific job of completely altering the experience of watching this movie. New character traits, running gags, in-jokes, pop culture references, tons of dialogue alterations, sight gags, subtitles, sound effects - lots of effort all around. There's rarely a dull moment -that isn't a phrase that's often associated with The Phantom Menace. Not all of the gags worked for me, but the rapid fire carpet bombing approach to the humor keeps the laughs coming. Some of the visual edits are a little rough/obvious, and some of the audio has music bleed - but this only adds to the silly nature of the project. I regret not watching this in full earlier. But now, I'm on board with this, and will be eagerly watching the sequel(s!) in the near future. I catch on pretty quick!

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Ever wanted to cry during Episode I and still be able to look at yourself in the mirror? Well the Ridiculous Menace gives you that chance.

There's not much else to say that hasn't already been said. This edit is hilarious. Also, as others have stated, it's kind of rough. But, for the most part, you can tell what joke is being made, and even though it might not sound right, you'll still get the joke, and you'll still laugh. And there really are some great jokes in there. And there are some that I don't get, but I don't really care. That didn't detract from my enjoyment, and I'm sure there are plenty of people who did get those jokes.

The biggest problem with the edit is the length. Two hours is too long for a comedy. Now, I've seen comedies that are two hours that I love. Those runtimes work, because those films have a story. And when I say story, I mean a good story. Ridiculous Menace has a story, but it's not a good one. So it takes a backseat. You don't care about it. The only problem is, honestly, it's still there, and it makes the film lag. As do some of the jokes, which go on for too long. I think this needed to be at least twenty minutes shorter.

Anyway, irregardless, this edit is great. TV's Frink did a hysterical job (in a good way). Show this to your friends.

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I think this was my very first fanedit, and it will always be one of my favorites. While not all the jokes land, most of them do, and some of them absolutely split my sides. This will always be an edit I will revisit once every few years, and definitely show a few friends while having some beers. Definitely recommend!

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Ever since The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, many fan editors (including myself) have sought far and wide to create the perfect edit of Episode I. Many have fought to fix the flaws and inconsistencies of the film, and some have even gone to the far ends of the earth to make just a simple line sing.

And then there's this edit.

TV's Frink's The Ridiculous Menace is the Airplane! of Star Wars fanedits! There is no oscar-worthy stuff here. There is no deep, brilliant or thought-provoking stuff going on. It's only purpose is to get you to laugh to the point where it hurts. And laugh I did! I laughed during the opening credits! I laughed at the constant repetition of lines and the constantly altered dialogue! I laughed at the extending of the films worst moments and the destruction of the film's best moments! I laughed!

If you're looking for the perfect edit of Episode I, see l8wrtr's edit or HAL9000's edit, or better yet, see my edit, because I'm a shameless self-promoter! But if you're looking for an uproariously good time, and a nice little primer on how NOT to fix Episode I, see The Ridiculous Menace and enjoy how phenomenally insane this edit can get!

Now, if I could only get my hands on Episode II....

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Haven't had a laugh this good in years! A lot of the subtitles jokes fell flat but this is a niggling point.

We need more fanedits like this!

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The edit redefines classic characters
Little Anakin is now mentally challenged. Jar Jar is struggles to suppress the voices in his head. Obi-Wan’s spirit has become disconnected from his body and refers to itself in the third person and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

How Frink has retained any narrative sense in this edit while tampering so heavily with the plot I will never know. Entire sequences are altered and rearranged yet I never felt lost. Running jokes constantly appear but never once did they overstay their welcome. Some attempts didn’t always land (generally due to not having any prior knowledge of the inserted material), however they didn’t come off as try-hard or cringe worthy. Once the credits rolled I realised my face was aching, there was hardly a moment I grinning in delight as I was bombarded with an absurd array of gags and jokes. The musical sequences in particular were hilarious.

Only a couple instances did the dialog chopping/editing become messy, the the ‘ipod’ sequence stands out, but for the most part the background noise/effects accompanying the dialog wasn’t troubling. Again, only once or twice did the tone of dialog placed upon characters feel out of place. Thinking of this edit as a foreign language dub allows you overlook mouths not matching the dialog.

This edit was fantastically funny throughout - my congratulations Frink, you created something special.

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I just watched this on Vimeo, good lord hahahahahahahahahaha, i had to stop it a couple times cause I was laughing so hard. Brilliant!

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